Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537
RE: The tariff classification of 5-Nitroisophthalic acid dimethyl ester (CAS # 13290-96-5)
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated July 2, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The applicable subheading for 5-Nitroisophthalic acid dimethyl ester also known as
Dimethyl 5-nitro-1,3-benzenedicarboxylate will be 2917.39.7000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTS), which provides for aromatic polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides,
halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: other: other: other: other. The rate of duty
will be 17.3 percent ad valorem.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19
A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the
entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions
regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Stephanie Joseph at 212-466-5768.
Roger J. Silvestri